By Ross Findon
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Ryde Inshore Rescue operations manager John Fisher with one of the damaged Isle of Wight lifeboats. Picture by Robin Crossley.
RYDE Inshore Rescue has one of its life-saving RIBs back in action, two months after a vandalism attack.
The Isle of Wight community rallied behind the independent rescue organisation after the attack in July, in which both its boats were stabbed multiple times — forcing them to be withdrawn from service.
But the group announced today (Thursday) on Twitter that Ryde Rescue 1 was back following repairs on the mainland.
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